When it comes to dining out, we may all have our personal preferences, but who better to give insider tips on what not to order at a gourmet restaurant than the chefs themselves? From food that's about to be thrown out, to unnecessarily overpriced items, your best bet is to steer clear of these sub-par orders.

Click through to learn some secrets from behind the kitchen doors.

Words by Joanna Fantozzi at Insider

[Photo via @eatingwithminnie]